This past spring, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released a draft of the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) detailing a series of projects throughout Cape Cod for funding over the next five years. And while the Bourne Rail Trail project was mentioned in an appendix as a project requiring funding, our project was not included in the funding for this coming TIP.
For the BRT to move forward within the next five years, it was crucial to have our project included in this TIP. During the review/comment phase of this plan, we called on BRT supporters to use their voices as citizens and advocates to reach out to the Cape Cod Commission asking for the Bourne Rail Trail Project be included in the next five years of planning. And our supporters came out in full force!
The Cape Cod Commission received over 150 letters of support for the BRT project, astounding officials and proving to the planning committee that the BRT project is wildly supported by the Cape Cod community.
We were truly humbled by this level of support and feel even more sure that the BRT project will be a success!